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Scrapbooking Ideas & Tips > Journaling Ideas > Journaling Prompts for New Mothers

Journaling Prompts for New Mothers: Tips for capturing the magic of motherhood in your scrapbook

by Susie Cortright

If there's one story my kids love to hear again and again, it's the story of their birth. But they are interested in more than the birth statistics. They want to know how I felt. They want to know how much their new presence in the
world meant to me.

The most meaningful baby albums, scrapbooks, and journals go beyond the details of birthweight and time-of-day to capture the true emotion behind the birth.

Here are some questions to help you remember the details, whether it was
yesterday or years ago.

When responding to each of these journaling prompts, don't do so directly on the pages of your scrapbook. Write the answers in a journal or even a piece of scrap paper first, and make sure to keep your pen moving across the page. If you get stuck, write 'I remember' and then write the first thing that comes to mind.

Try not to think too hard about what you are writing. Just try to just keep that pen moving and don't cross out anything. You'll edit your journaling later and choose which details to include on your scrapbook pages. The most powerful words and emotions often aren't the first to flow from your mind.

Sit with these questions and journal your way to poignant memories and the most sentimental of scrapbooks:

Using the above questions as a guide, try to open up and go beyond the surface of the moment. Writing about the birth experience will help you tap the true bliss of your baby's birth. For many of us, this is the most life-changing moment that we will undergo. Make it last for generations.

About the author:
Susie Cortright is the founder of Momscape.com, where you can find free baby shower ideas as well as free scrapbooking ideas.

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